Iconic Trifari Jelly Belly Sea Lion balances a large blue faceted ball. The setting is gold plate sterling silver. His body is a large molded lucite Jelly Belly. His flippers and tail are accented with clear rhinestones. His eye is ruby red.
Can be seen in Brunialti's book American Costume Jewelry, Art and Industry, Volume 2 on page 183 and Judith Miller's ‘book Costume Jewelry’ on page 119.
Designed by Alfred Philippe, application for patent #135188 was applied for on Feb. 4, 1943 and approved March 9, 1943.
Signed TRIFARI with Crown, STERLING, and DES. PAT. NO. 135188.
In excellent condition, with wear commensurate with age.
2 ⅝” by 1¾”.
Please remember that all our jewelry is pre-owned and the condition is very good to excellent with no evidence of misuse unless stated.